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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By TWD
There can be connection problems between the pins...

There can be connection problems between the pins in the plug and the ICU. Volvo added sleeves to pins 3,5 and 9 to address this. They should already be on your pins. If not, adding them can often...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By TWD
I have had success stopping cracks from growing...

I have had success stopping cracks from growing and minimizing their appearance by:

Carefully put wide painters tape exactly on the margins of the crack.
Using a quality black RTV such as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,425
Posted By TWD
Just a thought. Bosch 55 amp alternator current...

Just a thought. Bosch 55 amp alternator current rises with rpms. 35 amps at 2000 rpm, 48 amps at 3,000 rpm, and 53 amps at 4,000 rpm. I assume higher at 5,000 rpm, but my book only shows to 4,000...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,425
Posted By TWD
Temp faker board?

Temp faker board?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By TWD
Nope. He will pay real money. However, the...

Nope. He will pay real money. However, the first recommended shop wanted $600 which was more than he could afford. Remember, he drives an '88 245:) He will check out the second shop today. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By TWD
One last try...

One last try...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By TWD
Ever thought about relocating:)

Ever thought about relocating:)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By TWD
Bump

Bump
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By TWD
Or drive to Portland.:) C&H: wanted $600, but...

Or drive to Portland.:) C&H: wanted $600, but that included the timing belt and the other front seals.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By TWD
Thanks. He spoke with them and thought that they...

Thanks. He spoke with them and thought that they were very knowledgeable. However, I don't think that my brother can afford them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By TWD
Not a problem at all. I thought that your post...

Not a problem at all. I thought that your post was humorous. You are correct that three days is a little short. I have made the trip from Atlanta a number of times. It can be done in three days,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By TWD
This is just a little beyond his skill set. He...

This is just a little beyond his skill set. He is great with aircooled VWs.;-) Want to take a road trip? Three days there, three days back with 3-hours in the middle to do the repairs. Would you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By TWD
Spokane mechanic needed./

My brother is in Spokane and I am in Atlanta; too far away to do this for him.

He has a 1988 245 with a leaking cam seal. Likely needs a timing belt and the other front seals also. Can anyone...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By TWD
My 1954 Bug still has the original headliner, but...

My 1954 Bug still has the original headliner, but is cloth rather than vinyl.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By TWD
Have you bypassed the temperature faker board?

Have you bypassed the temperature faker board?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By TWD
Your car is already wired for the factory...

Your car is already wired for the factory tachometer. It is a red/white wire behind the cluster. Pull out your cluster, take out the screws holding the clock, put the tach into the space where the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By TWD
If the rest of your cluster is working well, all...

If the rest of your cluster is working well, all that you need to do is replace the clock with a tachometer. Plug and play without any issues. There are usually several tachs for sale here. If you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By TWD
Could it be leaking from the reservoir to the MC?...

Could it be leaking from the reservoir to the MC?

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/12078/125528-brake-master-cylinder-reservoir-seal-grommet
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
240: Alternator
Views: 660
Posted By TWD
Sleepy Hollow Rebuilders have always done good...

Sleepy Hollow Rebuilders have always done good work for me. They are in Cumming; don't know how close that is to you. They also have Densos.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By TWD
You should definitely check oil pressure before...

You should definitely check oil pressure before driving it further.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By TWD
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-electrical-...

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-electrical-pin-connector-sleeve-1324909

You don't need them on all the pins and may not need them at all.. There are a bunch of posts about these on TB.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By TWD
Sure looks like an internal regulator in your...

Sure looks like an internal regulator in your second photo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By TWD
Check the pins on the new ICU. Volvo sells...

Check the pins on the new ICU. Volvo sells sleeves that go over some of the pins to solve connectivity issues.. I don't recall which at the moment. However, I bought a used ICU as a spare once and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,042
Posted By TWD
The inconsistent coolant temperatures might be...

The inconsistent coolant temperatures might be the temp faker board in your cluster. If the new sensor doesn't fix the issue, drop me a PM and I will send you a board. I have a bunch of spares as I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,910
Posted By TWD
I feel responsible here. I couldn't get my...

I feel responsible here. I couldn't get my aftermarket VRs to him in time so suggested that he use Amazon Prime and run the Uro VR until mine arrived. The ones that I sent him are used by a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,910
Posted By TWD
I am in Atlanta. Are you near me? I have 4 or 5...

I am in Atlanta. Are you near me? I have 4 or 5 of these sitting in my garage. I switched to a Denso so doubt that I will ever use them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By TWD
I bought one from IPD a couple of years ago. In...

I bought one from IPD a couple of years ago. In about 3 months it came apart at the seam.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,465
Posted By TWD
E=IR ...

E=IR
https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/direct-current/chpt-2/voltage-current-resistance-relate/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By TWD
Hasn't been here long enough to make many enemies.

Hasn't been here long enough to make many enemies.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,346
Posted By TWD
These might work: ...

These might work:

http://www.normaamericasds.com/product-type/hose-clamps?gclid=CN6nn_by59ICFdgNgQod_ggB7g

http://www.scandvik.com/index.cfm/method/Shopping_Products/CatId/204/ID/333.htm Boxes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By TWD
I don't know what you mean by "barnyard", but it...

I don't know what you mean by "barnyard", but it works well that way. One benefit is that it pushes the pump up a bit more near vertical than levering it. Just takes a moment to remove the splash...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By TWD
I use a piece of 2x4 on a floor jack to provide...

I use a piece of 2x4 on a floor jack to provide upward pressure on the pump. I think that the hint came from TrickMick.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By TWD
Also check for a collapsed hose. That's what...

Also check for a collapsed hose. That's what happened to me. BTW, Volvo no longer sources the formed hose. They just provide a straight length; better to buy it at NAPA etc.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By TWD
My 1988 244 GL has the momentary contact switch.

My 1988 244 GL has the momentary contact switch.
Forum: events 03-15-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,921
Posted By TWD
"Next is Montana, Kind of thinking about...

"Next is Montana, Kind of thinking about Kalispell. A not-quite-halfway point on a route that looks scenic is Circle, then on to Great Falls and across Flathead. But if there's nothing cool on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,415
Posted By TWD
Thanks Art. I have used it for years. Volvo...

Thanks Art. I have used it for years.

Volvo 2.2s will pass emissions.
My 1988 244 NA last week

25/25 test Allowed
HC ppm 45 123
CO% 0.03 0.69
NOx ppm ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By TWD
Thanks very much Art. I guess that it is time to...

Thanks very much Art. I guess that it is time to pull the DVOM out. I already swapped in a spare, but I am curious to figure out what went wrong with this one. Guess that I better post in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By TWD
Tachometer issue

1988 Volvo 244 NA automatic. When the car is started, the tachometer goes from 0 to 1,400 RPMs and remains there no matter the engine speed. I put in my spare cluster and the tachometer in that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By TWD
I apologize for not reading your post correctly. ...

I apologize for not reading your post correctly. An hour is for the ignition harness. Most of a day for me to replace everything. cleanflametrap, as always, is a great resource.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By TWD
Look especially at TrickMicks post... ...

Look especially at TrickMicks post...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=287060
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By TWD
Easily done. It took me about an hour last time....

Easily done. It took me about an hour last time. Just take a few pictures and mark the wires.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By TWD
What car? OEM or aftermarket turn signals?

What car? OEM or aftermarket turn signals?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,774
Posted By TWD
Is your fuel gauge accurate? If it reads high,...

Is your fuel gauge accurate? If it reads high, as does your temp gauge, the instrument cluster voltage regulator might be bad. Very cheap fix.

Hard starting...Faulty check valve? If you cycle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By TWD
Same rating as the one on the rear of my Bosch...

Same rating as the one on the rear of my Bosch alternator.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By TWD
While have a gun, I was lucky and didn't need to...

While have a gun, I was lucky and didn't need to use it. I did use a bunch of extensions though. I used 3/8"s for the top because of space limitations and 1/2"s for the bottom. I sprayed the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By TWD
Replaced starter

A quick thanks to all those who have posted about changing a starter in a 240; especially cleanflametrap's photo.

I just changed the starter on my '88 244 NA this afternoon. It took about 90...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By TWD
I have some extra chips, but they are a pain to...

I have some extra chips, but they are a pain to change.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By TWD
Except for the motor mount, It happened like this...

Except for the motor mount, It happened like this to me a couple of years ago. I was on a road trip and it occurred in Chicago rush hour traffic. Not a pleasant surprise. I waited two days for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,226
Posted By TWD
T cams make a noticeable improvement over an M...

T cams make a noticeable improvement over an M cam with a 230 NA automatic.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,121
Posted By TWD
Thanks for reporting back.

Thanks for reporting back.
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